Dental Crown Types
Multiple materials are used to make today’s dental crowns, including cosmetic options that will blend with your natural teeth. If you need a crown to protect damaged or decayed teeth, Fife Dental Care can help you choose the best option. We’ll work with you to find a solution that fits your budget and aesthetic preferences, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions about the treatment process so you know you’re making the best choice.
Types of Dental Crowns
Today’s dental crowns are available in a variety of materials. There are four primary types of dental crown:
- Base metal alloys, which utilize a combination of corrosion-resistant metals.
- Gold alloys, which combine gold with copper and other metals.
- Porcelain-fused metals, which utilize a metal crown bounded with a porcelain exterior.
- Ceramic crowns, which are made entirely of porcelain-based materials and/or zirconia.
All crown types are available at Fife Dental Care, and each has its benefits and drawbacks depending on your individual needs.
Which Type of Dental Crown is Best?
For front teeth, ceramic crowns are the most popular and best option. They can be colored to match your natural teeth, and the untrained eye will not be able to identify the crown. Your smile will get the benefits of esthetics as well as strength and quality from this type of crown.
Other types of crowns may be indicated for different reasons—typically, high quality porcelain-fused to metal crowns or gold crowns (usually upon patient request).
Choosing the Best Option
If you need a dental crown, Fife Dental Care can help you choose the best type for your individual needs and budget. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discuss your options with Dr. Fife!